Strangely i can't find it any where but when i stdout the output of strace into afile like this:

strace foo.exe | & tee foo.log

the out put is to short, how can i make the width longer?


The "-s" option under Linux, from the "strace" package, will let you specify the width:

-s strsize  Specify  the  maximum  string  size  to  print  (the
            default is 32).  Note that filenames are not consid-
            ered strings and are always printed in full.
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    And with colors: strace $CMD 2>&1 > /dev/null | vim -c ':set syntax=strace' -. – Pablo A Aug 27 '17 at 14:43

Use '-o filename' option:

  strace -f -o foo.log foo

man strace

-o filename Write the trace output to the file filename

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    True, not directly an answer, but I found it useful in this context nonetheless. It does write the full strings into the file. – user63623 Jan 12 '17 at 15:49
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    Not really, @user63623. I've tried it here and ended up having to use -s anyway (strace 4.26). – hdiogenes Jun 3 '19 at 22:13

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